Welcome to the Advertising Law section of Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP.
Here you will find articles and information about advertising and promotions law, sweepstakes, sponsorships, media law, copyrights and trademarks. For information about the firm’s other practice areas, please visit the main website.
Most people have heard the word “copyright” or at least have seen the symbol “©” – but what exactly is a copyright? Overview of Copyrights A copyright protects an original work of authorship that is fixed in a tangible form of expression or medium, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Copyrighted materials may include […]
We all know that advertising can’t be deceptive or misleading — but what does that really mean? This is the first of a series of articles by media lawyer Debra Witter to help make sure your ads and website are always on the right side of the law. Today we’ll talk about disclosure (you know, […]
“Sweepstakes” can be generally defined as random drawings for prizes. All sweepstakes are regulated by federal law and also by the law of the state in which they are held. The key to holding a lawful sweepstakes is to take the appropriate steps to avoid its being characterized as a lottery, which is generally illegal […]